Snow White and the Huntsman Reviews

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Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
June 16, 2012
It doesn't help that Snow White is Kristen Stewart, an actress who seems to have just the one expression at her command and it is one of pained peevishness. Even when she's smiling, she's peeved.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Leonard Maltin
indieWIRE
June 14, 2012
If you don't walk out of the movie (as I was sorely tempted to do) you'll eventually get to meet the seven dwarfs... This touch of whimsy is welcome but comes too late to rescue the dark-hearted movie.
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
June 14, 2012
Theron brings an imperious grandeur to Ravenna's wicked plotting, as well as a trace of sympathy for the hard-knock life that turned her heart so cold.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
June 13, 2012
Snow White and the Huntsman has real glimpses of beguiling beauty, and accomplished fantasy action but repeatedly doses itself with the poison apple and diminishes the impact.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
June 13, 2012
It's an odd epic that has moments, but nothing that will stand the test of time.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
June 13, 2012
Like star Kristen Stewart's performance, it's pretty on the outside but hollow on in the inside.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Drew McWeeny
HitFix
June 12, 2012
If you like your fantasy dark, your characters broad, and your stories familiar, this lushly imagined riff on the classic fairy tale should scratch an itch you may not have even known you had.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
June 11, 2012
The main character is seriously under-written, but jaw-dropping CG effects and an affecting queen bridge the gap.
| Original Score: 3/4
Dave Golder
SFX Magazine
June 11, 2012
Worth watching for the breathless moments when it captures the magic completely on screen. But while its heart may be in the right place, it doesn't beat with much passion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
June 10, 2012
... too dark and doomy to be really any fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
June 10, 2012
The plot lurches forward without elegance or any kind of flow, hitting one event after another and not building up any kind of momentum to speak of.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
June 8, 2012
Darker White makes for a vibrant tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4.0
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
June 8, 2012
When it's focused on Good vs. Evil and the mechanics of the plot, the film is highly watchable -- enchanting, even.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
June 8, 2012
Overlong but brilliantly realized; goes off the deep end a bit as it transforms Snow White into a Joan of Arc figure, as if in fulfillment of the 'Narnia'-esque Christian allegory of its storyline. (Snow even recites the Lord's Prayer.)
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Betsy Sherman
Boston Phoenix
June 8, 2012
This grim special-effects juggernaut mucks around in the darker regions of the fairy tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
June 7, 2012
The film looks great with great scenery, costumes, special effects and action scenes. Except for Kristen Stewart, who is somewhat miscast here, the acting is solid by the rest of the cast.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
June 7, 2012
Charlize Theron is fairest of them all (sorry Kristen), but this movie isn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Tony Macklin
tonymacklin.net
June 7, 2012
At its best, Snow White and the Huntsman is a bold, vivid, imaginative retelling of a beloved fairy tale. It is both stark and gorgeous, bleak and beautiful. In this version, the powerful conflict is between age and youth.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
June 6, 2012
It's porn for pagans; the kind of movie that will play well at The Corn Exchange.
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
June 6, 2012
Goodness is not nearly as much fun to play as evil or the flawed anti-hero, so Kristen Stewart is stuck in the middle with all the other actors having a blast around her.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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